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Message from Charis House

Jesus woken by his disciples

Mark 4

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

In the Pope Francis recent message that is called “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and to the world) he chose the above passage from Mark that tells of the incident of the sudden furious storm that really frightened his followers.

It is worth our reflection.  It is so appropriate for the events of today as we like the disciples need to turn to our God to calm the storm.

“Don’t you care about me” are words that we dislike to hear when a friend says them to us.   Perhaps, Jesus was a little upset that the disciples thought He did not care about them.  People could be forgiven for thinking that God does not care about us today.  He does more than ever. God is not asleep.   Let us turn to our God in fervent supplication asking that he quieten and calm this tempestuous pandemic.

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